Antonio Martinez MacKenzie Riley Young | June 22, 2020

Published: June 22, 2020

To the Thomas College community:

I am heartbroken to share news of the passing of a beloved member of our Thomas College family, Antonio Martinez, Class of 2020.

Antonio was a vibrant, caring, and extremely optimistic member of our community. He touched many lives in many ways—not only as a full-time student but also through his work at the Dog Pound; his dedication to the Thomas College Baseball team; his participation in TRIO; and, as a committed member of the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity. Despite these demands, Antonio often put the interest of others before himself.  He always greeted you with a smile and a sincere ‘How are you doing’ question.

Antonio was a poet and possessed a profound creative spirit that he openly shared with all of us.

Please know that your Thomas College family is here for you during this incredibly difficult time. Campus resources are available for those who need them through our Student Affairs team – [email protected] .

Antonio will be greatly missed. He loved our Thomas community and we, in turn, will always love him. Please join me in offering thoughts of support and comfort for his family during this time.

With deep sympathy and respect,


Laurie G. Lachance
Thomas College President